See 6 eateries coming to Leander-Cedar Park; 960 homes coming to Dripping Springs and more top area news

Wayback Burgers makes cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)
Wayback Burgers makes cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)

Wayback Burgers makes cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Central Texas area.

Cedar Park-Leander

ROUNDUP: 6 eateries now open or coming soon in Cedar Park, Leander

Read Cedar Park and Leander-area dining updates from July.

Pflugerville-Hutto



Austin Public Health: Pflugerville has highest number of new weekly COVID-19 ca

According to the data, cases in the Pflugerville area appear to be increasing rapidly.

Southwest Austin

Master-planned neighborhood in Dripping Springs to bring 960 homes, new roads

A new 283-acre neighborhood being planned in Dripping Springs will host 960 new homes along with roads, water lines, commercial space and public land.

Central Austin

Downtown Austin community food forest expansion to move forward with city backing

Planning for a 3-acre expansion to downtown Austin’s Festival Beach Food Forest will continue with city participation through this summer and fall.

Williamson County

Williamson County proposes lower tax rate ahead of final budget vote Aug. 31

Williamson County has set a maximum proposed total property tax rate lower than last year’s rate, even as the recommended county budget could potentially increase by more than $45 million year over year.

Taylor Girtman, Brian Rash, Maggie Quinlan, Ben Thompson and Iain Oldman contributed to this report.






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Zilker Park closes in preparation for Austin City Limits Music Festival

Zilker Park closes in preparation for Austin City Limits Music Festival

Students at O. Henry Middle School in Austin head in for their first day of school Aug. 17. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD's COVID-19 rate lower than nearby districts after first month of school

Austin ISD recorded more cases in the first month of this school year than in all of the 2020-2021 school year. Still, Austin ISD saw a lower percentage of cases in students than surrounding school districts.

Wayback Burgers specializes in cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)
Wayback Burgers coming to Leander; fire kills 75 dogs in Georgetown and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Wayback Burgers specializes in cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)
Wayback Burgers to open Leander restaurant

The burger joint is scheduled to open in mid-2022.

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Williamson County seeking input on community health needs

The Williamson County and Cities Health District is holding two focus group sessions through September with the goal of collecting public feedback on community health needs throughout the county.

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DATA: How population changed in Texas counties between census counts in 2010, 2020

Texas added nearly four million people between 2010 and 2020, according to the latest Census data.

A volunteer unloads food from a truck during the Central Texas Food Bank's April 4 event to feed families in need at Nelson Field in Austin. (Courtesy Central Texas Food Bank)
Central Texas Food Bank delivering boxes of food directly to homes through 2021

Some families will be eligible to have boxes with food for 25 meals delivered by Amazon.

Former LISD board member Jim MacKay was elected in 2016 as Place 5 representative and reelected in 2020. (Courtesy/Leander ISD)
Former Leander ISD school board member writes email explaining his resignation

Former Leander ISD board member Jim MacKay cites his disapproval of the board's handling of reading material selection as his reason for resigning.

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Early voting dates, polling locations approved for Williamson County

Early voting for the upcoming election will take place Oct. 18-Oct. 29.

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization said the 10 projects will complement existing priority projects in Central Texas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Central Texas transportation organization advances $7 million in funding for 10 priority projects

The group also provided updates on efforts to restructure the loan it extended for the MoPac express lanes.